It has been a year since the tragic Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh. Thousands of people were injured and many lost their lives all for the sake of cheap “fast fashion”.
We know that there is no quick and easy answer to the problem of worker exploitation and the impact on our global environment that the clothing industry produces. However, thanks to conscious consumers like you, we are starting to make some headway in this battle. A great deal of thanks should go towards the team members of Fashion Revolution and other activists, who work to bring these issues to the forefront and help find a solutions.
In the last year, I have seen several great info-graphics and videos produced that share tips on how you can help can help fight the issues of worker exploitation and environmental pollution found in the fashion industry. At this time, I am choosing to share a recent info-graphic that I found from Word Vision’s campaign called No Child Should Ever Be For Sale. I choose this graphic because I admire World Vision’s work. I believe the graphic does a good job of breaking the process down to five easy steps and it provides you guidance on how to accomplish these steps.
The link to the info-graphic and the World Vision site is at the end of this article. In the meantime, here is a quick recap of the steps. I urge you to click the link to get the detailed scoop on how these steps can be accomplished. While you’re on the World Vision site, I hope you will take a moment to look around and learn about their work, I think you will enjoy it.
- Think before you buy.
- Do your research.
- Buy certified products.
- Ask tough questions.
- Support the No Child For Sale campaign.
Additionally, I thought you might enjoy meeting a few of the artisans who produce some of our clothing items.
Elsa lives in Ecuador and she hand crochet's our beautiful up-cycled leather Petals scarves.
The many ladies from True Vineyard Ministries in Rwanda who make our merino wool baby hats.
One final note, remember to ask “Who Made My Clothes”.